THE HEALER

By Giorgio SERAFINI

SMILE PRODUCTION SRL - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011


    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Giorgio SERAFINI
    • Writer(s)
    • Giorgio SERAFINI
    • Producer(s)
    • Giuseppe PEDERSOLI (Smile Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Chris is a divorced loving father with a heart problem. He will undergo surgery in a week, but has kept it a secret from his ex-wife and their two kids, Nick and Michelle. Instead, he takes the kids camping and fishing by a river he just discovered.
      They are all very excited. The family tie is strong, their love tangible. The only sour note seems to be Nick’s anger over his parent’s divorce. Chris tries to explain it, but there is so much he cannot say. Not to a teenager.
      Unfortunately, that night Chris’ heart gives up.
      The morning that follows is traumatic for Nick and Michelle. Their pain is deep and unbearable. But soon they are confronted with much more basic problems. The truck is stuck in the mud and the cellphone can’t get a connection. They decide to walk towards the direction from which they came.
      What seems to be the very real journey back home of two teenagers, slowly turns into a surreal and singular tale. The forest seems to have a life of its own, as mysterious presences spy on the kids.
      We find Chris, very much alive, on a different kind of quest. He seems to know what is going on and all he wants is to reach Nick. He has the urge to reveal what happened between him and his wife.
      We slowly, but surely slip into a parallel world where nothing is what it seems. A place inhabited by curious characters and nightmarish creatures. A place where, for a brief moment, all questions can be answered.
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